Steve Inskeep - Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In his new book, Inskeep, award-winning co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and author of Instant City and Jacksonland, tells the riveting story of Wild West icons John and Jessie Frémont, whose lives embraced quintessentially American themes, from Westward expansion to the cult of celebrity. Combining history, biography, adventure, and a love story, Inskeep recounts John’s rags-to-riches rise from poverty to a career as an army officer, explorer, one of California’s early senators, and—in part due to his abolitionist stance—the first Republican Party candidate for president. Through all this he was assisted by his wife Jessie; a senator’s daughter, she used her connections to support her husband’s ambitions, served as his closest political advisor, joined his travels, and wrote several books on their experiences.

 

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Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780735224353
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Published: Penguin Press - January 14th, 2020

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